Oprah's 2-year-old Golden Retriever Dies - Sad Story!

  1. I know this happened in May but I just heard about it today. It broke my heart...:sad:

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    Oprah mourns death of her dog Gracie

    Today at 1:20 pm

    Oprah Winfrey is mourning the death of her 2-year-old golden retriever, Gracie.

    "Weeks have passed," Winfrey says in the August issue of O, the Oprah Magazine. "And the pain has not subsided. Every time I think about it, my heart starts racing and I feel like I just got stabbed in the chest."
    On May 26, Gracie choked to death on a plastic ball that belonged to Sophie, Winfrey's 12-year-old cocker spaniel, while out with her dog walker and two other golden retrievers, Winfrey says.


    "I ran barefoot out of the house and found the dog walker and one of my security guys pumping her chest," Winfrey, 53, recalls. "Just as I reached them, the security guy looked up and said, `I'm sorry, ma'am. We tried everything. I'm sorry. She's gone.'"


    Winfrey who "stood there dazed, stunned, crying" as Gracie was placed in a golf cart says she learned this lesson: Enjoy life but remember to slow down, too.

    "She never stopped moving. Was energy in motion. ... I have never seen a being, human or animal, always so full of joy," Winfrey says of Gracie, who ran amok and gulped food and treats. "This dog lived every moment as though it were her last."

    Winfrey says she "got the message" to slow down and catch her breath when Gracie died.

    "I don't believe in accidents," says the host of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." "I know for sure that everything in life happens to help us live."
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  2. Aww, I didnt know this happened. I remember when she first got the 3 little puppies, she featured them on her show. They were soooooo cute! This is horrible :crybaby:
     
  3. How sad!
     
  4. That's so sad.
     
  5. That's so sad - the same thing happened to my aunt's dog. It should also be a lesson to never let dogs - like infants - play with toys that are so small they can be swallowed. It would be tricky managing it with such different sized dogs. :sad:
     
  6. That is really sad. :sad: i would be devastated.
     
  7. Oh sooo sad. I keep thinking about my dog now. i don't know what I would do:crybaby:
     
  8. so sad. I wonder what kind of ball? I want to make sure not to ever buy.
     
  9. :crybaby:hopefully the other dogs wont miss her too much..
     
  10. :crybaby: so sad.
     
  11. I didn't know about this either...How incredibly sad! :crybaby: Poor little furbaby! I'd be devastated beyond words!:sad: Hugs to Oprah :heart:
     
  12. How devastating...:crybaby: